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  • Justice For All: Stakeholder Engagement Opens Doors To Indy Initiative

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  • Northeast Sustainable Community Workshop: 'Carry On Regardless'

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Justice For All: Stakeholder Engagement Opens Doors To Indy Initiative

Wedged between blue-collar neighborhoods that once supplied its workforce and the central business district of a thriving Midwest capital, the former General Motors Indianapolis Stamping Plant property presented a unique, 103-acreurban redevelopment opportunity. With the leadership and support of Mayor Joe Hogsett and his administration,… Read more

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Brewed Awakening
Rural Redevelopment

Brewed Awakening

Early in 2011, Joe Kuosman, Ben Self, Robin Sither and Brady Barlow searched for a location for the craft brewery they wanted to open in Lexington, Kentucky. The men knew they wanted their business to be in a neighborhood near downtown, be environmentally friendly and sustainable. By August, the partners found the perfect site in the city's historic Northside Neighborhood, at the corner of Sixth and Jefferson streets. The place they chose to establish their West Sixth Brewing Company was the former Rainbo Bread Company, a brownfield site. West Sixt… Read more
Coloring An 'Empty Canvas': Chicago's South Loop Vision
Industrial Redevelopment

Coloring An 'Empty Canvas': Chicago's South Loop Vision

In Chicago, global developer Related Midwest reveals it will take its time to develop a "city within a city" on a 62-acre parcel of land along the Chicago River. The project is described as "one of the most ambitious developments ever conceived in Chicago," and would include more than 10 million sq. ft. of residential, office, hotel and retail space on the site south of Roosevelt Rd., that would eventually link Chinatown and the South Loop. One of the points of emphasis around this project is that Related Midwest plans to install pop-up food trucks and other temporary elements to lure people to the site during the redevelopment phase. It's all part of interim brownfield st… Read more
Public–Private Collaboration in Economic Development and Displacement
Interim Use Strategies

Public–Private Collaboration in Economic Development and Displacement

What is the relationship between economic development and human displacement—or homelessness? How, if at all, does one interact with the other? I've researched the subject (lightly) and while it isn't difficult to obtain information on homeless population size and geography, trends in data that establish causality is less easily located, and when discovered is usually qualitative and, to degrees, anecdotal. With this qualification, it's probably not unreasonable to assume that in certain geographies a fierce and sudden influx of money and development can beget displacement. And in other geographies, the newly relocated now living in tents or vehicles can impede revitalizat… Read more

Risk Management

Environmental Liability Insurance for Owners, Developers, Lenders and   Contractors
Risk Management

Environmental Liability Insurance for Owners, Developers, Lenders and Contractors

Redevelopment of a brownfield property, whether it be for a high-profile stadium or a small apartment complex, requires the coordination of efforts between property owners, developers, lenders, govern-mental regulators, contractors… Read more
Insuring Project Risk, Assuring Risk Management
Risk Management

Insuring Project Risk, Assuring Risk Management

When you think of risk management in the context of smart growth best-practices, what comes to mind first? Is it risk management that connects to crafting a solid, right-sized insurance… Read more
Potential Risks in Redevelopment and Adaptive Reuse Projects
Risk Management

Potential Risks in Redevelopment and Adaptive Reuse Projects

Finding greenspace in older cities and highly developed areas present unique opportunities to develop new residential and commercial spaces. But the adaptive reuse of former industrial and warehouse properties offers… Read more


Urban

Goats for New Growth: Community Orchard Arises in the Rose City
Urban Planning

Goats for New Growth: Community Orchard Arises in the Rose City

For at least 20 years, the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ's) Cleanup program has addressed brownfield sites across the state, often working in partnership with sister state agencies, local… Read more
Facing the Challenges of Urban Construction: Boston's Brownfields
Urban Planning

Facing the Challenges of Urban Construction: Boston's Brownfields

For many years, construction boomed in Boston. Transportation projects such as the Central Artery/Third Harbor Tunnel project, known as the “Big Dig,” and the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) Silverline… Read more
Driving Home a New Redevelopment Vision
Urban Planning

Driving Home a New Redevelopment Vision

Hey, owning a car and getting dibs on a permanent underground parking spot at a shiny new condominium is overrated, right? How about an urban redevelopment where everything is available… Read more


Waterfront Redevelopment

On The Waterfront: A Business and Commerce Driver
Waterfront Redevelopment

On The Waterfront: A Business and Commerce Driver

The new generation design standard for urban waterfront communities shows a trend toward multi-phase developments. In addition, urban waterfront also serves as a mighty tourist draw for a good many… Read more

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